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Renovations and Refurbishments

Renovations and Refurbishments

When your home has a lot of potential and you don’t know where to begin, it helps to talk to a local Liverpool-based building company with a lot of experience in house renovations and refurbishments. You want to have a conversation with design professionals who will get to know you and find out what you like and what you want to get rid of. Read More...

CASE STUDY

Creating a new kitchen is a major undertaking at the best of times. The client loves her large detached house set in a quiet secluded plot, but always felt the kitchen was too small for the size of the house. The sitting room however was larger than needed and contained two feature columns which she particularly disliked. One day she took the plunge. She discovered the columns were hollow and sawed one down herself. That was the trigger for the planned makeover of the whole ground floor.

The wall between the kitchen and sitting room was demolished and the old kitchen removed. A new wall was erected to produce a large open kitchen and dining area across the whole width of the back of the house, and a smaller cosier sitting room. All this necessitated a lot of plastering and 80sq.m. of the ground floor was covered with large tiles and the same tile was used to make a 6” skirting everywhere. A new boiler and radiators were installed and a range of kitchen units and appliances were fitted.

Many people would have moved out of the property during such extensive building works, but the client and her husband decided to live upstairs and keep a close eye on proceedings. For the first couple of weeks while walls were being demolished and rebuilt, the original kitchen was kept usable. When that was removed, a temporary makeshift kitchen was set up in another small ground floor room. There were the usual ‘glitches’ during the project. The limestone floor tiles the client originally wanted were only obtainable in Egypt, so her second choice was a natural light beige. The wall being demolished between the kitchen and sitting room turned out to be load bearing and consequently removing it was more time-consuming and expensive than anticipated.Read More...